Video Game: StarCraft II: Legacy of the Void
The third entry (and second expansion pack) in the Starcraft II trilogy. Aside from focusing on the Protoss and the lead character being Artanis, little is known about it as of late 2014. It is scheduled for release on November 10, 2015.Note that some of the tropes may change - the game has a long way to go until it's released.Warning: The page might refer to events from StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty and StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm without spoiler tags.
Tropes appearing in Legacy of the Void include:
- Apocalypse How: Universal, if Amon gets his way.
- The Battlestar: The Spear of Adun, despite being mostly a transport, is far from unarmed... but it can carry entire Carrier fleets and motherships.
- Big Bad: Amon, as well as being the Greater Scope Villain of the series.
- Blade on a Stick: A new Zealot type has this. Deadly against tightly packed infantry.
- The Bus Came Back: Wings of Liberty and Heart of the Swarm had stories focusing mostly on the conflict between Terrans and Zerg; the Protoss did show up, but they had a minor role, and those who showed up were either Zeratul (who only came to provide vague foreshadowing about the prophecy and Amon's return), colons and the Taldarim, while the Protoss society on Shakuras barely gets more than a few mentions. Legacy of the Void will entirely focus on them and their struggle against Amon.
- Call Back:
- The new UI changes in patch 3.0 brought back the iconic campaign selection of the [[Videogame/Starcraft original and its expansion]].
- Careful listeners will notice that the soundtrack includes remixes of the original songs.
- Colony Drop: One of the missions shown is about preventing an orbital platform from crashing into a city.
- Cool Starship: The Spear of Adun, Artanis' flagship.
- Death from Above: You can purchase an orbital bombardment option for your Arkship.
- Diabolus ex Machina: For the Protoss. The campaign, apparently, starts with them reclaiming Aiur... then Amon comes and corrupts their racial psionic link, forcing Artanis and his forces to leave the planet again with most of their surviving population in the Spear of Adun.
- Expansion Pack: Was intended to be that at first, but now they claim it will be a standalone game.
- Flaunting Your Fleets
- Grand Finale: The game will not only end the Starcraft II trilogy and cap off the story begun years ago in the original Starcraft, but Word of God implies it will also end the storyline of the franchise.
- Human Popsicle: The Spear of Adun has entire armies of Protoss Popsicles.
- Last Stand: The cinematic plays this, with a pair of Zealots and Templars and a lone Probe (which warps a pylon to summon reinforcements) battling against endless waves of Zerg. In the end, the only survivor is a veteran zealot... Until the Pylon finally appears.
- Late-Arrival Spoiler: Legacy of the Void starts off right after Heart of the Swarm, complete with Walking Spoiler characters and the Foregone Conclusion of the series.
- The Obi-Wan: Originally, it was intended that Zeratul is going to be the main character, but in the end, the focus shifted to Artanis with Zeratul being that trope (the makers actually mentioned it by name).
- Putting the Band Back Together: The Devs stated that the focus of this campaign will be in diplomacy and bringing together all of the Protoss tribes and forces for the final fight against Amon and his minions.
- Red and Black and Evil All Over: The Tal'darim units now appear this way.
- Scenery Gorn: At some point, the Dominion capital of Augustgrad is attacked by the Shadow Corps. This is the result.
- Wacky Wayside Tribe: Much like the Tal'Darim in Wings of Liberty, the Terran Shadow Corps serving Amon probably exist as a justification for Protoss vs Terran missions.
- Worf Effect: The trailer shows the Primal Queen being flung around by a Hybrid.
- Yin-Yang Bomb: Trailers prominently show Artanis wielding a psi blade on one wrist and a warp blade on the other. A keen eye will notice that the warp blade is identical to Zeratul's.